In-Person Program

Effective Appellate Advocacy

Doing more with less

2150111P01
Wednesday, 1/14/2015, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Whether you're an appellate practitioner—focusing on criminal or civil appeals—or have argued only a few appellate cases, this program provides valuable insight into appellate practice. Success on appeal depends on more than the attorney's knowledge of the law, the rules of appellate procedure, and the techniques of brief writing and oral argument. It begins in the trial court, where issues need to be properly preserved and the record created. Strategic choices about filing a motion for new trial or proceeding with the appeal, selecting the documents to be included in the appellate record, and designation of issues to raise on appeal are critically important to gaining the confidence of the client and maximizing the likelihood of success.

The current economic climate has caused financial hardships for all participants in the system. The panel identifies current difficulties and discusses how they can be addressed to accomplish justice.

The expert panel includes appellate judges with more than 100 years of combined experience on the bench, appellate chiefs from DA's offices across the state, defense lawyers with both civil and criminal experience, law school faculty, and court clerks. Together, they teach you how to handle an appeal effectively, including developing legal strategies, writing persuasive briefs, presenting meaningful oral arguments, navigating complex procedural requirements, and developing business plans. You also learn how to apply recently changed court rules concerning the preservation of confidential information and about new ways to use emerging digital technologies in your practice.

9:00 - 9:35 a.m.
Brief Writing
Janet Hetherwick Pumphrey, Esq., Law Offices of Janet Hetherwick Pumphrey, Lenox
John P. Zanini, Esq., Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
9:35 - 9:45 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
9:45 - 10:20 a.m.
View from the Bench
Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong, Hogan Lovells LLP, Boston
Hon. Rudolph Kass, The Mediation Group, Brookline
Hon. Barbara A. Lenk, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hon. William J. Meade, Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Esq., Law Office of Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Salem
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:05 a.m.
The Clerk's Office
Joseph F. Stanton, Esq., Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
11:05 - 11:15 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Oral Advocacy
Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Esq., Law Office of Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Salem
Randall Evan Ravitz, Esq., Office of the Attorney General/Criminal Bureau/Appeals Division, Boston
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Special Program Materials:

Table of Contents

Chair

Faculty

Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong, Hogan Lovells LLP, Boston
Hon. Frederick L. Brown,
Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Esq., Law Office of Jeanne M. Kempthorne, Salem
Hon. Barbara A. Lenk, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. William J. Meade, Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Janet Hetherwick Pumphrey, Esq., Law Offices of Janet Hetherwick Pumphrey, Lenox
Joseph F. Stanton, Esq., Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

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